Treggett v. Garlock Industries and Kelly-Moore Paint Company

Case Summary

Robert Treggett is a 60-year old Washington resident, suffering from malignant pleural mesothelioma, a fatal cancer caused by asbestos exposure. He was a nuclear trained machinist mate, first class in the U.S. Navy from 1965-1972. His primary duties were in overhaul, repair and maintenance of both the primary and secondary nuclear propulsion plant equipment. Later as a civilian he performed remodeling work on his father’s home. The jury assessed 40% fault against Defendant Garlock Sealing Technologies and 14% fault to Defendant Kelly-Moore Paint Company. In addition, the jury allocated the remaining 46% fault to non-parties, including 39% to the U.S. Navy.


October 2004

Case Information

Treggett v. Garlock Industries and Kelly-Moore Paint Company
Cause No. BC307058


Superior Court of Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, California
Hon. William F. Fahey, presiding

Plaintiff’s Experts

Arnold Brody, Ph.D., cell biology
Barry R. Horn, M.D., pulmonology
Samuel P. Hammar, M.D., pathology
Eric Vallieres, M.D. thoracic surgery
John Philip Templin, C.I.H., industrial hygiene
William E. Longo, Ph.D., materials science
David T. Fractor, Ph.D. economics
Robert Neff, CPA, accounting

Defense Experts

Andrew Churg, M.D., pathology
Donna Ringo, C.I.H., industrial hygiene
Carl Mangold, C.I.H., industrial hygiene
William Hughson, M.D., occupational medicine
Robert Sawyer, M.D., occupational medicine
James Delaney, maritime/admiralty

Plaintiff’s Counsel

Waters Kraus & Paul, LLP, Dallas, Texas
Ron C. Eddins

Waters Kraus & Paul, LLP, Long Beach, California
Michael L. Armitage
Saar Swartzon

Defense Counsel

For Garlock Sealing Technologies – Glaspy & Glaspy, Walnut Creek, California
David M. Glaspy

Baronian Law Firm, Pasadena, California
Robert H. Baronian

For Kelly-Moore Paint Company Inc. – Foley & Mansfield, Walnut Creek, California
Stephen J. Foley, Peter B. Langbord

Disclaimer – Results obtained depend on the facts of each case. Award amounts are not actual cash amounts received by plaintiffs. Deductions are made for liens, attorney fees and expenses.

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